I just started dating this guy and instead of calling or texting me during normal hours, he sends me one liners in the middle of the night. We had a little tiff about something unrelated and last night he sent me a one word text in the middel of the night. No warm and fuzzy here. Usually I would respond to his text the next morning, but today I didn't. I don't know if I should just keep ignoring hime until he contacts me at a normal hour, or respond and ask him why he doesn't contact me during normal hours.
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If you know him pretty well and he seems the sort to take it well, you could explain your problem to him. I personally wouldn't take it amiss if somebody casually (and in a non-accusing way) asked me to text them earlier. If you did that, I'd make a point to send him quite a few texts at the desired hours afterwards to make it clear you want him to keep texting you.
If you keep ignoring every text he sends at night, but immediately respond to any during the day, he might get the idea eventually. That would be a much safer way of going about it, but depends a bit on his powers of observation.
A third way to handle it might be to send him a text before you're going to bed. You know, wish him good night or something, but make it clear you're going to sleep. He'd have to be pretty clueless not to pick up on a hint like that.1